Director of Human Resources

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The Center for Policing Equity    

Los Angeles, CA

Full-Time Position   

About the Center for Policing Equity 

The Center for Policing Equity uses evidence-based approaches to social justice problems and  conducts research to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change. CPE was recently awarded the TED Audacious Award, enabling rapid growth for an organization with a bold mission.     

Position Description 

The Center for Policing Equity is looking for a skilled, Director of Human Resources (HR) with a passion for social justice issues. Under the direction of the Associate Executive Director, the Director of HR will coordinate all HR processes for Center for Policing Equity employees. Using problem solving and analytic skills, the Director of HR will coordinate all personnel processes including recruitment, hiring and onboarding new employees, executing on HR and personnel protocols for active employees, and administration such as processing payroll. The Director of HR must be knowledgeable about HR best practices and administration. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop job descriptions in collaboration with key staff members
  • Coordinate posting of job descriptions across all relevant job forums
  • Coordinate recruitment efforts for attracting talent
  • Conduct screening interviews for applicants and escalate superior candidates to the appropriate teams/supervisors for full interviews
  • Conduct reference checks and credential verification processes once candidates have been identified
  • Create and deliver offer letters to prospective hires
  • Enter new hire information into the internal payroll system
  • Work with new employees’ supervisors to create onboarding plans for new hires
  • Conduct new employee orientation and provide benefits information
  • Process employee payroll and leave accruals using the internal payroll system
  • Coordinate and monitor all leaves of absence including family and medical leave participation and workers compensation incidents
  • Collect and maintain employee personnel records
  • Conduct exit interviews
  • Analyze and make recommendations for optimizing current HR policies and procedures
  • Work with PEO to ensure organization is adhering to multiple HR laws that may vary by state

Qualifications (required)

  • Previous work experience in HR administration (minimum of 3 years)
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and ability to understand, interpret, and apply principles and best practices for HR administration
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential materials with discretion and sensitivity
  • Interpersonal skills to relate tactfully and diplomatically with employees
  • Experience working with payroll software applications and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Proactive in surfacing problems and finding solutions
  • Ability to quickly adapt to a growing organization
  • Passionate about social justice issues 

Other Relevant Qualifications (desired, but not required)

  • Bachelors degree in relevant field
  • Passion for social justice

 Application Submission Guidelines

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. However, applications received after June 1, 2019 will receive delayed consideration.

Please submit the following materials to apply for this position:

  • CV/resume
  • Cover Letter

Please be sure to label each PDF file by including your name. For example, your submitted CV should be labeled, “LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.CV.pdf.” 

Location: Los Angeles, CA
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